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Analysis: Perry and the Threat That Boomeranged
Analysis: Perry and the Threat That Boomeranged by Ross Ramsey , The Texas Tribune April 23, 2014 A Travis County grand jury is deciding whether Gov. Rick Perry broke the law trying to sink a promi...
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The Essential Role of Love for Humans
Everyone needs to be loved. We are social animals whose strength as a species is our ability to bind ourselves together in strongly bonded relationships which provide procreation and survival. Love...
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Healthcare Reform Update: States that did not expand Medicaid may see higher premiums, industry experts say
Some industry experts are warning that states that chose not to expand Medicaid coverage under Obamacare could see higher insurance premiums next year as hospitals continue to shift the costs of un...
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The Bundy Paradigm: Will You Be a Rebel, Revolutionary or a Slave?
The Bundy Paradigm: Will You Be a Rebel, Revolutionary or a Slave? By John W. Whitehead  April 21, 2014 “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”—John...
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Aereo's Day in Court Won't End TV as We Know It
The Supreme Court will ponder the future of television on Tuesday when it hears arguments about the legality of Aereo, an Internet-television service. If the court says Aereo’s current operations a...
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Video: Thomas Piketty: Capital
Published on Apr 19, 2014 Harvard Book Store welcomed Paris School of Economics professor Thomas Piketty for a discussion of his seminal new work Capital in the Twenty-First Century. What are the g...
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Sins of Sales Management
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The 3 Major Sins of Sales Management CEOs Must be Aware of How They’re Using Key People, Says Sought-After Speaker It’s a simple fact of business: Without sales, no one else downstream can do their...
Saving for a rainy day
by DUB MOWERY
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Saving for a rainy day Like me when I was a kid you probably had “a piggy bank.” These were used for the purpose of getting children in the habit of saving money. Most of the money put in them was ...
TPPF new report calls for creation of a Sales Tax Relief Fund
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AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released Protecting Texas Taxpayers: the Sales Tax Relief (STaR) Fund . This report, authored by Talmadge Heflin, TPPF’s Director of the Center for...
Milking Public Education
by ALEX XOURIAS
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Milking Public Education I’m growing leery of the role corporations are playing in charter-dominated school systems. By  Alex Xourias The building stood facing me, the windows staring ahead like hu...
Tasty Homegrown Tomatoes
by THE GARDEN GAL
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WHO DOESN’T associate a backyard garden with tasty tomatoes, lycopersicon esculentum. The perky plants at the stores come in two types: bushes and vines. Bush or “determinate” tomatoes grow into an...
America's Hope
by GLENN MOLLETTE
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
  Christians around the globe celebrate the hope we have in the Easter message.   Unfortunately, millions of Americans are faintly holding on. They are holding on to the instilled American dream th...
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Deputy Attorney General James Cole concludes his news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Cole announced the new standards that will be considered in deciding whether to recommend clemency for certain non-violent drug prisoners. Wednesday's announcement is part of an ongoing effort to trim the nation’s prison population and help convicts who were given what the Obama administration says were unduly harsh sentences for drug crimes. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.


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FILE - This Tuesday, July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.


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